Wednesday Message for March 22, 2017

A brief connection to God’s Spirit in the middle of the week.

Wednesday Message 3-22-17

sun in hands
Wednesday Greetings,
I forgot.    And after a while, I felt off-center.  That’s when I remembered.

I don’t wake up pleasant.   I just don’t.  I’m not the type who wakes and just can’t wait to get the day started.  So this year, I’ve been working on those moments of awakeness, of awareness, those moments I actually have some control of in my everyday life.

So, when I wake, I spent some time, just being, and mostly praying, trying to center my life in God, giving thanks for the Resurrection, and a new day to be a part of what God is doing.  Just those few moments changes how I face the day.

This morning, I forgot.  I had a few others things ahead of me than usual, so, once I got up, I got going.

But something was off.

And it took me until now, at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday morning, when I sat down to send this Wednesday Message, to realize, that I didn’t start my day with prayer.  And though I was going about my day, so far, I was going about my day… without intention, without focus, without having started it with God.  And though maybe things didn’t look much different, things certainly felt different.

So, before I wrote this message, I started my day again, with prayer, with God, with intention.

When I do so, I do feel a peace that I can not generate on my own, a peace that I know comes from being awake and aware that God is with me in this day.  And though the day may not look much different, how I feel about the day, how I face the day, how I manage the day…. is different.

I highly recommend prayer to you!  It’s life changing!

Peace in our journeys,
Pastor Steve Melde

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